Dollar Tree, Inc. announced its new Family Dollar and Dollar Tree “Combo” store opening in Boardman.

The 10,104-square-foot store is scheduled to open Thursday, Sept. 30, at 103 City Center Drive.

In addition to offering a broad assortment of essential products, the Family Dollar section of the store will offer frozen and refrigerated food, a large selection of pantry goods, beauty and health merchandise, household supplies, basic apparel, baby and toddler necessities, pet food, electronics, toys and home décor.

The store will sell more than 4,000 items for $1 each. Items include balloons and party supplies, Hallmark greeting cards, seasonal decorations and holiday gifts, DIY crafting essentials and school necessities.

“Small towns have historically had very limited retail options and shoppers often travel long distances to meet all of their shopping needs, but we are changing that,” said Kayleigh M. Painter, Dollar Tree’s investor and media relations manager. “Family Dollar and Dollar Tree are teaming up to provide the Boardman community with a brand new, close-to-home store experience that offers incredible value on everyday products and exciting $1 deals.”

The combo stores typically employ six to 10 associates. The company is asking people to apply online at

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Spanish Class for Beginners, instructed by Michelle Villalobos will teach day-to-day conversation skills to get you interacting with Spanish speakers. This class will engage in activities that support the natural acquisition of language. In a comfortable setting, engage in conversation that will increase your ability to speak Spanish.

It is Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October and November, 6-8 p.m. The cost is $25 per month. Register at

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Umatilla Electric Cooperative is celebrating National Cooperative Month in October with events and activities.

In appreciation of its members, UEC will provide boxed lunches to drive-up visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while supplies last at the following UEC offices:

• Tuesday, Oct. 5, 750 W. Elm Ave., Hermiston

• Wednesday, Oct. 6, 400 N.E. Eldridge Drive, Boardman

Visitors also will receive a gift bag that includes an energy efficient kit with an LED lightbulb. UEC members may enter weekly drawings for $100 bill credits and a prize raffle.

Visit or for details. Bill credit winners will be announced on Facebook Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

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Coach David Faaeteete of the Hermiston Bulldogs will talk about the team’s recent game against the Richland Bombers and discuss their game plan when taking on the Walla Walla Blue Devils.

To huddle up with the coach, head to the Hermiston Linebacker Club‘s luncheon meeting. The no-host event is Thursday, Sept. 30, noon to 1 p.m., at Desert Lanes Family Fun Center, 1545 N. First St., Hermiston. For questions, contact Flora Larson at 541-567-5215 or

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The Harkenrider Senior Activity Center menu for Thursday, Sept. 30, is spaghetti, garlic bread, fruit and dessert. The menu for Tuesday, Oct. 5, is turkey noodles, veggies and dessert. (In-house meals will be served from noon to 12:30 p.m. People planning to dine in are asked to call by 11 a.m.)

For a Meals on Wheels delivery in Hermiston, call 541-567-3582 before 10 a.m. to place an order. To pick up a meal from the center at 255 N.E. Second St., call before 11 a.m. Meals are $5 and can be picked up between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

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The Boardman Senior Center now is providing meal delivery. Meals are $4 paid upon delivery. Call 541-481-3257 to order.

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